The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), part of the University of London was this year’s Honored Academic Foundation at the 3rd International Documentary Festival “Beyond the Borders”. Professor Joe Fox, head of IHR attended the Festival and took part in the International Panel that was held on the 29th of August under the title ”From news reporting to historical research”.
Founded in 1921, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. The IHR is dedicated to training the next generation of historians, and to producing and facilitating ambitious, innovative historical research. The Institute helps foster public understanding of history and its social, cultural, and economic importance, advocating for the long-term future of the discipline and supporting its growth and development.
Professor Jo Fox is the first female Director of the Institute. Jo Fox is a specialist in the history of propaganda and psychological warfare in the 20th and 21st centuries. Until joining the IHR, she was Professor of Modern History and Head of the Department of History at Durham University, where she began her academic career in 1999. She has contributed to broadcasts for the BBC (UK), CBC (Canada), PBS (United States), Channel 10 and ABC (Australia), and she is active in museum, archive and heritage sectors. She has been a judge for the Grierson Awards for documentary film. Jo Fox has previously served as the Honorary Communications Director of the Royal Historical Society. She is a National Teaching Fellow (2007), a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Manufactures and the Arts (FRSA).